Friockheim

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Friockheim (1848-1955)

Opened on the Arbroath and Forfar Railway.


Description

Scotch Gauge


This station was originally on the Arbroath and Forfar Railway built to the 'Scotch Gauge'.

Standard Gauge


After purchase by the Aberdeen Railway the line was converted to standard gauge.

This was a two platform station, partly built on an bridge over a road with a goods yard at the south or east end. Nearby was Friockheim Junction.

Run down


The line was singled between Guthrie Junction and St Vigeans Junction.

The stationmaster's house remains standing as do the abutments of the bridge.

02/01/2018

Tags

Station

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map
NLS Map



Dates

04/12/1838Arbroath and Forfar Railway
Leysmill to Forfar officially opened. Stations opened at: Leysmill, Friockheim, Guthrie, Auldbar Road, Clocksbriggs, Forfar (Playfield).
30/07/1846Arbroath and Forfar Railway
Arbroath (Catherine Street) to Friockheim doubling contract let, contractor Robert Moffat Junior.
07/08/1846Arbroath and Forfar Railway
Friockheim to Forfar (Playfield) doubling contract let, contractor David Murray.
05/12/1955Arbroath and Forfar Railway
Arbroath (St Vigeans Junction) to Forfar (Guthrie Junction) closed to passengers. Colliston, Leysmill, Friockheim, Guthrie, Clocksbriggs closed.